There is an unwritten command to never challenge contradictions–especially if they are well-populated or in some way garner profit.
Yet it is what maintains the presence of a universal ignorance, which on occasion, rears its head and growls at humanity because we refuse to rectify the obvious.
The objection should be simple.
For instance, we maintain that human beings are individuals unto themselves while insisting that we have a predilection to “clump together.” Our excuse for this anomaly is that there are times when we want to be autonomous, and other occasions when being part of a group is essential to our well-being.
This paradox is supported all over our society, from religion to politics, entertainment to business, simply because there are so many adherents and it allows us to make a lot of money from lifting up one culture above another.
No one stops to ask if clumping is good for people, or under what auspices linking together is positive, and when it is running for the corner of the room to avoid responsibility.
When should I clump?
Should I clump because I’m in a room with people of German descent?
Should I clump because I’m around a congregation of believers who favor my view of the Eternal?
Should I clump because I have a penis instead of a vagina and find those who share that appendage?
Should I clump because I like romantic comedies better than adventure films?
And once I decide on clumps I want to pursue, how do I escape them to gain my own uniqueness and flavor?
Maybe there’s only one clump–the human race. And we escape the human race by temporarily splitting off to our own thoughts, which prepares us to come back and be more gracious to one another.